Personnel management (71 - 80 of 108 items)
Federal Pay--Special Rates: Effect on Recruitment and Retention for Selected Clerical Occupations
GGD-90-118: Published: Sep 24, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 1990.
GAO examined the effectiveness of the use of special rates in recruiting and retaining federal clerical employees in selected localities.GAO found that: (1) higher salaries paid under the special rates program appeared to help to retain employees in the four clerical occupations reviewed; (2) in 18 of the 20 specific special rate cases examined, quit rates declined in the year after the imposition...
Federal Recruiting and Hiring: Making Government Jobs Attractive to Prospective Employees
GGD-90-105: Published: Aug 22, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) major problems that federal agencies were having in recruiting and hiring qualified entry-level employees; and (2) effectiveness of Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and federal agency actions in addressing those problems.GAO found that: (1) noncompetitive starting pay, ranging from 4 percent to 49 percent behind private-sector salaries...
Trends in the Number of Strikes and Use of Permanent Strike Replacements in the 1980s
T-HRD-90-41: Published: Jun 13, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 13, 1990.
GAO discussed the practice of hiring permanent employees to replace striking workers, based on data it obtained from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service and on information it obtained through interviews with employers and union representatives. GAO noted that: (1) the number of strikes in the United States from 1980 through 1989 annually averaged 1,250, about half the annual average num...
Proposed Legislation to Establish a 4-Year Term for the Position of Administrator of General Services
T-GGD-90-11: Published: Nov 9, 1989. Publicly Released: Nov 9, 1989.
GAO discussed the General Services Administration's (GSA) management capabilities. GAO found that four deficiencies in GSA management posed significant obstacles to its effective management control, including: (1) ineffective leadership because of frequent turnover in political leadership, lack of career executive involvement in the planning process, and lack of attention to developing senior exec...
Federal Workforce: Federal Suggestion Programs Could Be Enhanced
GGD-89-71: Published: Aug 23, 1989. Publicly Released: Aug 31, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on private firms' and federal agencies' employee suggestion programs, focusing on the program characteristics that contributed to high employee participation and savings.GAO found that National Association of Suggestion Systems (NASS) data, input from federal program managers, and a Merit Systems Protection Board study revealed that: (1...
Social Security: Staff Reductions and Service Quality
HRD-89-106BR: Published: Jun 16, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 26, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed issues related to the Social Security Administration's (SSA) quality of service, focusing on: (1) SSA employee morale; (2) SSA processing of its post-entitlement work loads; (3) the nature and extent of SSA public information activities; and (4) the new SSA methodology for measuring waiting times in its field offices.GAO found that: (1) surveys hav...
Intergovernmental Personnel Act of 1970: Intergovernmental Purpose No Longer Emphasized
GGD-89-95: Published: Jun 19, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) mobility program, focusing on: (1) changes to the program; (2) the extent and nature of the program's use; (3) program cost; (4) agreement purposes and benefits; and (5) Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance and oversight.GAO found that: (1) 36 federal agencies made a total of 3,996 assignment agree...
Senior Executive Service: Data on Hard-To-Fill Vacancies Not Readily Available
GGD-89-72BR: Published: Apr 26, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) Senior Executive Service (SES) positions that remained vacant for at least 120 days; and (2) why agencies were unable to fill the vacancies sooner.GAO found that: (1) complete, accurate, and current data on governmentwide career SES vacancies were not readily available; (2) Office of Personnel Management data on SES vacancies in...
Federal Workforce: Temporary Appointments and Extensions in Selected Federal Agencies
GGD-89-15: Published: Feb 23, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 2, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal agencies' implementation of the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) delegated authority to expand and extend hiring of temporary employees, focusing on the: (1) appropriateness of agencies' appointments and extensions of temporary employees and compliance with administrative procedures; (2) OPM and agencies' monitoring approach; and (...
Transition Series: The Public Service
OCG-89-2TR: Published: Nov 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1988.
GAO summarized issues concerning the federal government's need for highly qualified personnel to carry out federal programs and to achieve results.GAO noted that: (1) the negative image of public service presents a major barrier to attracting and retaining staff; (2) the breakdown of the federal government's pay structure has resulted in increased personnel attrition rates and a decrease in federa...